MUSIC REVIEWS

The Cold Stares are back!

The duo of vocalist/guitarist Chris Tapp and drummer Brian Mullins, under the name The Cold Stares, isn’t your everyday indie act. The pair commands national recognition thanks to their cracking blend of rock and blues. The mix they bring to these time-tested forms balances the fundamentals giving each style its …

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Gold Light by Zephyr

The fourth full length album Zephyr from Gold Light is, for the most part, the work of one man. Joe Chang’s new release under the Gold Light moniker draws inspiration for its title from the town of Zephyr, North Carolina, where many relatives reside. Chang plays with a band on the release …

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Lesibu Grand’s The Legend of Miranda

In “Runnin’ Round,” one of the best tracks on Lesibu Grand’s The Legend of Miranda, the guitars are rife with a textured grit that has become next to impossible for listeners to find in most contemporary mainstream rock, but the fiery riff work isn’t limited to this song alone. Though a …

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“Candyland” by AV Super Sunshine

People have been talking about AV Super Sunshine a lot in 2019, and after taking a look at his latest single, “Candyland” (not to be confused with the first instalment in his Candyland series of LPs), it’s more than clear to me why. Available in a rock mix as well as a …

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Here In Dead Lights (EP) by Byre

On the surface, Here In Dead Lights, by the indie rock band, Byre, is not exactly what it winds up being underneath the surface. The reason for this phenomenon is that it defies much categorization in the process of coming off more-straight forward at first. This is not some pedestrian …

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Living Darian releases “Live for Love” 

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Darian’s solo project, Living Darian, reaches new heights with his latest studio release Live for Love. Some may balk at an eighteen song selection for this release but I can say, without reservation, there isn’t any obvious filler dragging down the collection. Moreover, it isn’t an album …

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